LANL Foundation

First Born Conference: Promoting Confident and Joyful Parenting

October 28, 2011 Tamaya Resort, Bernalillo

Trauma Stewardship or secondary trauma management is about how helping others affects the quality of our work and our lives. If we are to do our work in a sustainable way, we must address our secondary trauma and bring our best selves to the people we serve.

Laura Lipsky's training is for home visitors, social workers, teachers, first responders, care givers, medical personnel, law enforcement, domestic violence workers, social-change activists and anyone who helps others overcome challenges.

Registration opens August 15 at


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State-Tribal Prevention & Wellness Week

State and Tribal Celebration of Health and Wellness

October 10-15, 2011

Walk with the Pueblo Governors and the Cabinet Secretary of Health. Receive screenings, education, influenza vaccinations, and many other services! There will be traditional games and children's educational materials. Bring the entire family!

  • October 10, 2011 - Laguna Pueblo, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • October 11, 2011 - San Felipe Pueblo, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • October 12, 2011 - Isleta Pueblo, 2:00 PM -7:00 PM
  • October 13, 2011 - KEWA Pueblo, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • October 14, 2011 - Santa Clara Pueblo, 1:00 PM -7:00 PM
  • October 15, 2011 - Tesuque Pueblo, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For more information email Ron Reid, Ph.D. Tribal Liaison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 505-827-2627 or check

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Parent-Infant Study Center

Relationship-based Practice with Infants, Toddlers & their Families

A Professional Development Series for 2011-2012

Relationships between practitioners and families that focus on parents'/primary caregivers' ability to engage in nurturing relationships with their infants and young children are key to positive outcomes in many services settings. This series of professional development seminars offers professionals from a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to come together to explore how their relationships with families can positively impact child outcomes.

See the attached document for more information about the four, day-long training seminars for infant-family professionals which will be held in September, November, January, and March.

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Cultural Competence Summit

October 5-6, 2011, Radisson Hotel, Albuquerque

This two-day summit will explore the meaning and relevance of cultural competence for New Mexico's early childhood systems. It is designed as a forum to develop common understanding, a common vocabulary, and guiding principles that can be used in a number of different ways.

  • Participants will review definitions, descriptions and guidelines of cultural competence established by national organizations and experts in the field.
  • Participants will contribute to the development of a common understanding of cultural competence for early childhood programs in New Mexico.
  • Participants will develop principles of cultural competence to be utilized in early childhood program development and service delivery.
  • Participant will identify strategies for implementing cultural competence principles for program practices, professional development, training and public policy.

This summit is important for all early childhood teachers, training and technical assistance providers, administrative staff, state government personnel and higher education faculty.

Summit Facilitator: Dr. Jerry Kinkade

Special Guests: Davida McDonald, Director of State Policy, NAEYC and Camille Catlett, Consultant, Frank Porter Graham, UNC

National Child Health Day

October 3, 2011 - National Child Health Day

Monday, October 3, 2011 is National Child Health Day. This year's theme is Helping Children Lead Healthy Lives. A HRSA website was created at to feature important resources that assist families in finding health care services. Resources featured on the website include the 311 Prenatal Hotline, Insure Kids Now, Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, Text 4 Baby, Find a Health Center Locator, and the Maternal and Child Health Program. 

Socorro Health Promotion

Presbyterian Socorro Genreal Hospital

September 16 and 17, 2011

Community Based Programs (CBP) is having an Open House in conjunction with Socorro Chamber After Hours

Date:      Friday, September 16, 2011

Time:      5:00-7:30 PM

Where:    308 N. California Street (Next to John Brook's Super Mart)

We are here to serve your health promotion/educational needs and support you in the pursuit of great health. Com and meet the dedicated Community Based Programs Team and learn what services we provide and guide us in what other educational topics you would appreciate more information on. (Presbyterian) For more information call 575-835-8709.

Run for Your Life - 5K

Date:      Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time:      8:30 AM

Where:    Socorro Plaza

Come out and join our community for the 7th annual Run For Your Life 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk. This friendly even is designed to encourage all ages to get out and walk or run. The race course starts at the plaza. For more information call Kent at 575-825-8367.

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Invest In Us

invest in us

A multi-media exhibit showing How High-Quality Early Learning Benefits Our Children and Our Nation

The Invest In Us Exhibit is an interactive, multi-media exhibit that shows how high quality early learning benefits our children, state, and nation. This exhibit provides a great opportunity to talk to legislators and other policy-makers about the importance of investing in the early years. This exhibit is produced by the First Five Years Fund. More information can be found at

Here are things you can do:

  • Come see the exhibit yourself - in New Mexico for three days only: Albuquerque on Tuesday, 9/6 and Santa Fe on Wednesday and Thursday, 9/7 and 9/8.
  • Let your Senator and your Representative know that the exhibit will be available in the Roundhouse west lobby area on the second floor during two days of the Special Session.
  • Spread the word.


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Ages & Stages Questionnaire Training

ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE Training

September 21 and 22, 2011

 Two ASQ training opportunities coming up for the western part of the state:

September 21, 2011 - 1:00-4:00 PM - Acoma Pueblo, Haak'u Learning Center

September 22, 2011 - 9:00-Noon - Gallup, DSI/Early Learning for Success


Offered by NM Project LAUNCH

Acoma Registration -

Gallup Registration -

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Meet the Author Series 2011

Ellen Galinsky

Sunday, August 21, 6:00 PM, Inn and Spa at Loretto

Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making, will be presenting a talk and book signing for Garcia Street Books as a part of their Meet the Author Series 2011 on Sunday, August 21 at 6 PM at the Inn at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe.

Father's Day Fiesta


in the Railyard Park, Santa Fe

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 3:00-11:00 PM

Join the Fun - A FREE community event for the whole family featuring live music, breakdancing, and at dusk a showing of the film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!  For more information:

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About ECAN

The Early Childhood Action Network is a network of early childhood champions and key stakeholders who work to develop strategies and actions to improve the well being of New Mexico's young children and their families. Learn more...


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Note: This website supports New Mexico projects related to early childhood. It is not an official site of the State of New Mexico.